We started our other business, Royale with Cheese, back in 2013 in Austin, Texas. When we moved back to San Diego in 2014 we started Nopalito Farm and eventually reopened Royale with Cheese at Park & Rec in University Heights. And now it has grown to a full service restaurant called ROYALE in Ocean Beach, CA. We love to source locally as much as it makes sense and we use what we can from the farm. Right now our cocktail menu at Royale has passionfruit, lemons, limes & guavas from Nopalito Farm. See more photos from Jim Sullivan's and we will soon have a video from him too. Hope you can make it by!
4204 Voltaire St.
Ocean Beach, CA 92017
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Wet Hop Campout at Nopalito Farm with Amplified Ale Works!
Photos by : Jordan Davy (Heaps and Founds)
Local Wet Hop Beers:
Amplified Ale Works
Sound Check IPA
Cascade & Chinook 6%
Nopalito Pale Ale
Cascade, Columbus, Nugget & Crystal
Golden Girls IPA
Cascade, Chinook & Nugget 6.8%
Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Cascade & Chinook 5%
Same Day XPA
Cascade & Chinook 5.2%
Nickel Beer Co
Green Truck Double IIPA
Moist Def IPA
Cascade, Chinook & Columbus 6.4%
With Hops from Nopalito Farm, Star B Ranch and Hop Farm & SD Golden Hop Farm
Thanks Duck Foot, Division 23 & Pure Project for bringing additional beer :)
The Homesick Hitchers
Royale with Cheese
Wet hop beers + Live Music + Campout at Nopalito Farm!
We'll be celebrating the end of wet hop season with a Saturday night campout on site at Nopalito Farm & Hopyard! All you can drink with beers from Fall Brewing, Monkey Paw, Thorn St, Border X, Nickel Beer Company, Mission Brewing, and Amplified Ale Works. All beers showcase wet hops grown right on site at Nopalito Farm.
Joining the party will be bands Country Club, Family Freako, and the Homesick Hitchers!
Royale With Cheese will have some delicious burgers for sale but we also encourage you to bring your own food.
Limited to just 100 people so sign up soon!
Tickets at: http://WetHopCampout.bpt.me/
Special thanks to all our GO FUND ME Sponsors who made this dream come true!
Adam & Marley Sherry
Arian & Irene
Brian Sherry & Liberty Bell
Christian, Christy & Frankie Klein
Drophouse Design (Matt Satter, Nathaniel Boomer & Christian Klein)
Emily & Matt Leach
J Mack & Rebecca Slaughter
Jason & Heather Begin
Jerry Morgan & Brent Schumacher
Kerry & Pat Bower
Krista & Tim Maloney
Lauren & Keola Storella Morse
Lauren & Todd Webb
Lillie & Devin Spicer
Max, Jim & Tania De Gregorio
Rudy & Amy Pollorena
Scout, Alex & Courtney Hannaford
Stanna & Tim McDougal
Steph & Mat Senard
On Saturday, July 9th at 3:00 P.M. mark your calendars because you're busy... We've got BIG plans. Join us for a day of great food, laughs & tons of beer. so grab those tickets!!
Start your day off by either hanging out at South Park Brewery OR Amplified Ale Works in Miramar, grab some beer and relax. If interested, a shuttle service will be provided to Nopalito Farms and back at either 2:00 P.M. or 2:30 P.M. (depending on which location you choose).
We will be doing a live butchering demo from Heart & Trotter, a whole pig roast will be turned into delicious, all you can eat tacos while a local band will be playing live music!
Amplified Ale Works & Monkey Paw Brewing Company (who both just so happened to win gold medals recently at the World Beer Cup) will be pouring their beers at the BBQ. Who doesn't like some pork tacos paired with a delicious beer?
But there's not just beer, Stephen Kurpinsky from Georges At The Cove will be creating some "Nopalito Hopped Lemon Punch" which is a farm fresh hops infused lemonade. Hops & Lemons grown right at Nopalito Farm and Hopyard!
The night will end with an awesome hopyard tour & feel free to bring a tent because camping out in the hopyard is MORE than welcome. For more information regarding camping please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL of this will be taking place at the wonderful Nopalito Farm and Hopyard, which is completely kid friendly, so be sure to bring the whole fam!
We look forward to seeing you there, Cheers!.
Click HERE for tickets via BROWN PAPER TICKETS
Slow Food Urban San Diego's 3rd annual Good Food Community Fair will be held Sunday, Oct 11th at the Quartyard in Downtown. This celebration of San Diego's Good, Clean & Fair Food For All community will feature artisanal food and craft drinks, cooking demos, art and music, discussion panels with local farmers, fishermen, chefs, food producers and breweries, and more. Join us downtown at the Quartyard to mix and mingle with San Diegans working towards a sustainable & delicious San Diego. Special programming and events will cover good, clean and fair food in a time of drought. Entrance is FREE.
Three Brewers and a Hop Farmer Walk into a Bar: Three local breweries (Green Flash, Duck Foot Beer, Stone Brewery Co.) and a hop farm (Nopalito Farm & Hopyard) will discuss how the drought has or has not affected their businesses and ways in which they are shifting practices to deal with the drought. Not to mention, how they contribute to Good, Clean & Fair Beer for All. The program will be half Q&A panel discussion and half live cooking demo led by Chef Matt Schooner, who will pair a seasonal dish with these local beers. Beer flights will be available at the Quartyard bar and the audience will have the opportunity to sample the dish. Food donated by Specialty Produce. (Panelists: Erik Jensen, head brewer of Green Flash, Matt Roberts of Stone Brewing Co., Brett Goldstock of Duck Foot Beer and Mariah and Jordan of Nopalito Farm & Hopyard)
From O'Brien's Pub News:
"It is one of my favorite times of the year – hop harvest. And that means fresh hop beers made with hops picked right off the vines and used before they are dried. San Diego has a small but growing hop farm community. We have teamed up with the San Diego Hop Growers Association (http://www.sdhga.org/) to bring you a weekend of San Diego hopped beers on September 11, 12 and 13. The hop harvest in San Diego happens earlier than the hop harvest in the northwest where most of the country’s hops are grown. And while we will be doing our regular Wet Hop Festival on October 16, 17 and 18, we just couldn’t wait to tap all of the delicious locally hopped brews this year.
We are expecting more than 15 beers brewed with San Diego grown hops from Mexico to Temecula with lots of San Diego breweries in there. Look for information on the Facebook page as we continue to confirm the line up (https://www.facebook.com/obrienspubsd. We are expecting beers from Culture, Insurgente, Chuckalek, Iron Fire, Monkey Paw, South Park Brewing, Nickel and several others. The plan is to tap the beers on Friday and pour them through the weekend. We’ll have members of the San Diego Hop Growers Association there on Saturday the 12th from roughly 1-5 pm to talk hops and answer questions about growing hops in San Diego. Don’t miss this one a year chance to taste this delicious wet hopped beers."
LOCAL BEERS WITH LOCAL HOPS by RYAN LAMB
WEST COASTER // AUGUST 2015
See full feature here on West Coaster!
Nopalito Farms in Valley Center promises to be one of the most active growers and sellers this year. They’re working with at least five local breweries, plus Tijuana’s Cervecería Insurgente, which is planning a small, two-barrel Chinook and Cascade wet hop ale for their newly-opened tasting room. Two SD breweries will give their core beers a wet hop treatment: Fall Brewing with (TBD hops) Spirit of ’77; and Intergalactic with Chinook and Cascade Andromeda IPA. Nickel Beer Co. and Monkey Paw/South Park Brew Co. are planning special brews as well. Tom Nickel at Julian’s Nickel Beer Co. brewed with 42 pounds of fresh Cascade and Chinook on July 27 to commemorate his twentieth year in San Diego’s beer industry; he started full-time at Home Brew Mart in August of 1995. The beer is called My Way IPA. Cosimo Sorrentino at Monkey Paw/South Park Brew Co. is planning two same-day brews. In the first and second weeks of August, he’ll be in Valley Center at 5 a.m. to help start picking, before driving down around noon to start the brew while the hops are being stripped. The first batch, at SPBC, will likely be more “English/Northwest” and Chinook-heavy. The Monkey Paw Same Day XPA will feature Crystal and Zeus. Nopalito Farms has taken over the plot of ZP Growers, which kept the name and moved over to Fallbrook. Owner Lyle Kafader told us they’ll be supplying homebrewers this year as they ramp up production.